Showing 1 - 12 of 12 reports matching: Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2013
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Synopsis: 68 patients with simple-type humeral shaft fractures underwent minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) or conventional open plating to compare clinical, functional, and radiological outcomes. Patients in both treatment arms experienced excellent elbow and shoulder function one year postoperatively and similar rates of complication. Both groups reported Read More »
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Synopsis: 205 patients suffering from unstable (AO-A2) intertrochanteric hip fractures were randomized to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes associated with intramedullary and extramedullary device fixation. Patients were assessed over 12 months, and were evaluated using the Lower Extremity Measure (LEM), a 2-minute walk test, the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, the functional independent measure (FIM), and a Trendelenburg test. Radiographs were conducted Read More »
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Synopsis: 28 patients scheduled to receive reamed, statically locked intramedullary nailing of a femoral shaft fracture were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to test the effect of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) device on the quantity of marrow debris formed during the reaming process. The use of the RIA device during intramedullary nailing was compared to nailing completed with standard reamers. Results indicated that Read More »
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Synopsis: 58 patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-1) were enrolled in this study to determine the effectiveness of pain exposure physical therapy (PEPT) compared to conventional forms of treatment. The results suggested Read More »
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Synopsis: 31 patients with Sanders type IV displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures were randomized to compare the efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), and primary subtalar fusion (PSF), over 2-7 years. Patients were assessed using the Short Form-36 version 2 (SF-36); the Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Survey (MFA); the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s Ankle-Hindfoot Scale (AHS); and the visual analog scale (VAS). The evidence presented Read More »
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Synopsis: 156 patients, aged 16-90 years of age, with A1-3 or C1 distal femur fractures were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare the effectiveness of treatment with retrograde nailing or locked plates. Results demonstrated no significant difference between either treatment options in any of the functional results, but a trend towards better outcomes in favour of retrograde nailing was noticed. Additionally, Short Musculoskeletal Read More »
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Synopsis: 58 patients with high-energy pilon fractures were randomized to evaluate the efficacy of locking plates against convention nonlocking plates, over 1 year. Radiographic data was evaluated for loss of reduction using Mortise/ AP and lateral radiographs of the ankle, and functional outcomes were assessed using ankle hindfoot scores, and Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA). The evidence presented Read More »
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Synopsis: 81 patients with a trauma related fracture underwent surgery and were administered adjunct pregabalin or a placebo to determine if pregabalin administration was an effective pain management strategy. Patients were randomized into three groups to receive low or high doses of pregabalin (75 or 150 mg) or a placebo twice a day for the duration of hospitalization. The results suggest Read More »
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Synopsis: 232 patients, over 60 years of age, with an intertrochanteric fracture were randomly assigned into one of two groups to compare the failure rates of treatment with intramedullary screws or dynamic hip screws. Results demonstrated that there was no difference between groups regarding failure rates, but that operation time was significantly less for patients receiving treatment with dynamic hip screws. Patients who received Read More »
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Synopsis: 110 patients who had undergone acute surgical fixation of an unstable ankle fracture were randomized to compare the efficacy of early weight bearing and mobilization against non-weight bearing and immobilization 12 months after surgical intervention. Patients were primarily assessed for rate of return to work, along with secondary measures of ankle ROM, SF-36 health outcome scores, Olerud/Molander ankle function score, and rates of complications. The evidence presented Read More »
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Synopsis: 46 patients with tibial shaft fractures were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to test the effect of immediate weight bearing following intramedullary nailing. One group began weight bearing activities directly after treatment as tolerated while the other group waited 6 weeks before any weight bearing occurred. Results demonstrated that Read More »
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Synopsis: 70 patients with acute ankle syndesmosis rupture were randomized to compare the efficacy of dynamic stabilization (TightRope) against static stabilization (3.5mm quadricortical screw) over 12 months. Patients were assessed for functional outcomes using the Olerud-Molander, AOFAS ankle-hindfoot score, time to activities, range of motion, and radiological evaluation. The two methods Read More »
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